BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Great City, Great Work, Great Future!

Program Coordinator – Aquatics

Parks and Recreation

Full Time


CUPE, Local 387

35 hours per week*

$56,595 - $66,566 annually (2019 rates)

The City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic and community minded Program Coordinator who is able to identify and assess community needs and interests in development, implementation and administration of community services programs. You will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, evaluate and administer one or more segments of a recreation program; plan, assign, supervise and schedule the work of contractual instructors, volunteers and a small group of staff. Considerable independence of judgement and action is exercised in the performance of assigned duties, within the limits of established policies and procedures. Unusual and difficult problems and policy matters are discussed with a superior who reviews work performance in terms of effectiveness and quality of programs and attainment of desired goals and objectives. Canada Games Pool is a premier aquatic and fitness destination, renowned for its innovative and unique lesson program, customer service and quality instruction. The replacement of Canada Games Pool has been identified as a strategic priority by the City’s Mayor and Council, and as Program Coordinator - Aquatics you will play a key role in developing and implementing programs in the future facility.

Key Duties, Responsibilities and Knowledge:
  • Considerable knowledge of programming requirements and standards of leadership and teaching methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and objectives and the means to develop and coordinate recreation and community services programs, activities, services and events with a specific emphasis on assigned program areas.
  • Sound knowledge of the needs and interests of the assigned target groups and the methods of determining those needs.
  • Sound knowledge of community resources related to the assigned program areas such as government agencies, private corporations and institutions, not-for-profit organizations and other groups.
  • Sound knowledge of supervisory methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of policies, bylaws and regulations and the policies and procedures of the Department.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgement and to work independently in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of programs and events.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff, volunteers and contractual instructors and to assist in hiring and training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of external and internal contacts and to develop community interest and involvement in programs offered.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to draft budgets, monitor expenditures and conduct programs within budget allocations and to prepare and maintain reports, records and correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain control of activities within a facility and to enforce rules with diplomacy.

Requirements include:
  • Degree in recreation or related field plus 2 years’ experience, including supervisory experience in the recreation field or other applicable areas of study; or
  • Diploma in recreation and 3-5 years’ experience in recreation administration and programming including supervisory experience.
  • National Lifeguard Award Pool Certificate, Water Safety Instructor Certificate, Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certificate or National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Certificate (or willingness and ability to obtain and maintain one), Lifesaving Instructor Certificate, Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C”/AED.
  • Preferred qualifications include Pool Operator 1 & 2 and Occupational First Aid Level 1.
  • Applicants must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check.

*This position is required to work a flexible schedule, which could include any combination of days and hours, weekdays and weekends.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume quoting competition #20-01 by January 29, 2020, to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: 604-527-4619 or e-mail to

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada

Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: January 8, 2020, 3:00 pm
Expires: January 29, 2020, 4:30 pm